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3.24 History of Persia: K̲h̲ūzistān
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§ 486. S. ʿAbd Allāh “Faqīr” b. Nūr al-Dīn b. Niʿmat Allāh Ḥusainī S̲h̲ūs̲h̲tarī was born at S̲h̲ūs̲h̲tar in 1112/1701. His grandfather was the celebrated Niʿmat Allāh Jazāʾirī (for whom see Browne Lit. Hist.) and his father was the author of several works. After a life devoted to teaching, study and writing he died at S̲h̲ūs̲h̲tar in 1173/1759–60. A number of works on astronomy and other subjects are mentioned among his writings.

Tad̲h̲kirah i S̲h̲ūs̲h̲tarīyah, a history of S̲h̲ūs̲h̲tar to ah 1169/1755–6 with notices of its celebrated men: Rieu i 214b (late 18th cent.), Suppt. 98 (ah 1255/1839), Blochet i 501 (18th cent.), Browne Coll. i. 8 (9) (ah 1313/1896), Ivanow 1st Suppt. 758 (fragment only. ah 1317/1899).

Edition: Tad̲h̲kira-i-S̲h̲ūs̲h̲tar … By Sayyid ʿAbdallāhas̲h̲-S̲h̲ūs̲h̲tarī. Edited by … Maula Bak̲h̲s̲h̲ and … M. Hidayet Husain, Calcutta 1914–24°* (Bibliotheca Indica).

[Tad̲h̲kirah i S̲h̲ūs̲h̲tarīyah 60–1; Tuḥfat al-ʿālam; Biḍāʿah i muzjāh; Rauḍāt al-jannāt 372–4; Nujūm al-samāʾ 251–8; Hidāyat Ḥusain’s introduction to the B.I. edition.]

§ 487. S. ʿAbd al-Ḥusain b. ʿAzīz-Allāh b. S. Ismāʿīl b. S. Murtaḍā b. S. Nūr al-Dīn b. Niʿmat Allāh al-Mūsawī al-S̲h̲ūs̲h̲tarī, another of the Nūrī Saiyids, was in 1246/1830–1 commanded by M. Ḥusain Mirzā Ḥis̲h̲mat al-Daulah,1 grandson of Fatḥ-ʿAlī S̲h̲āh, to write an account of S̲h̲ūs̲h̲tar and of the dam called Band i K̲h̲āqānī which was restored by the prince’s father.

Biḍāʿah i muzjāh,2 a history of S̲h̲ūs̲h̲tar based mainly on the Tad̲h̲kirah i S̲h̲ūs̲h̲tarīyah and the Tuḥfat al-ʿālam and divided into a muqaddimah (account of K̲h̲ūzistān etc.), three faṣls ((1) S̲h̲ūs̲h̲tar and its shrines, (2) Dizfūl, (3) the dams S̲h̲ādurwān and Band i K̲h̲āqānī) and a k̲h̲ātimah (M. Ḥusain Mīrzā’s governorship): Rieu i 215b (ah 1246/1830).

§ 488. For the Riyāḍ al-firdaus, a general history of Persia but more especially of Fārs, Kūhgīlūyah and K̲h̲ūzistān, completed in 1082/1671–2 by M. Mīrak b. Masʿūd al-Ḥusainī, see p. 185 supra.

For the Tuḥfat al-ʿālam, an autobiography of ʿAbd al-Laṭīf b. Abī Ṭālib al-Mūsawī al-S̲h̲ūs̲h̲tarī beginning with an account of S̲h̲ūs̲h̲tar written in 1215–16/1800, see the section of this work relating to Biography.

§ 489. S. Aḥmad Kasrawī Tabrīzī, a “Member of the Ministry of Justice, Teheran” (see the lists of members in the jras. from 1927 to 1932), is the author of S̲h̲ahriyārān i gum-nām (see p. 189 supra) and Ād̲h̲arī yā zabān i bāstān i Ād̲h̲arbāygān (reviewed in jras. 1927, pp. 148–57) and other works. In 1302 ahs./1923–4 he went to K̲h̲ūzistān and spent a year and three months there, devoting his leisure to the study of its history. These studies he continued on his return to Ṭihrān.

Tārīk̲h̲ i pānṣad-sālah i K̲h̲ūzistān, a history of K̲h̲ūzistān in the last five hundred years, from the time of the Mus̲h̲aʿs̲h̲aʿīs.

Edition: Ṭihrān a.h.s. 1313/1934‡.

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Notes

^ Back to text1. Succeeded his father as Governor of Kirmāns̲h̲āhān in 1239/1823–4.

^ Back to text2. For this expression (= scanty, or paltry, merchandise) see Qurʾān xii 88.

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“3.24 History of Persia: K̲h̲ūzistān”, in: Storey Online, Charles Ambrose Storey. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2772-7696_SPLO_COM_10203240>
First published online: 2021



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